Category: Shorpy Historic Photo Archive

Junkscape: 1941 and the story of Shorpy- @ShorpyPhotoArchive

Junkscape: 1941 and the story of Shorpy- @ShorpyPhotoArchive

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August 1941. “Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. An automobile graveyard outside Baltimore. Scrapped cars are collected in such yards in every state. Usable parts are stripped from the chassis and the remainder of the car is sent to scrap iron dealers for processing and shipment to steel mills.” Acetate negative by “Danish,” Office for Emergency Management.

The story of Shorpy Higginbotham

Early Drive By Banking District National Bank Washington DC – 1924

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The photo below from the Shorpy Photo Archive was used to create the artwork for a line drawn advertisement for the District National Bank, Dupont branch Washington DC

(You buy this print in high-res from Shorpy here

Considering the age of the photo the quality is amazing, the car with what appears to be a greeter for the bank is a Lincoln Coupe from around 1922 and the car behind is a Locomobile of around the same vintage.

The tagline is “Drive Your Car To The Door” pretty advanced for the time!